Nitroglycerin is used in the treatment of reducing high blood pressure during surgery, controlling congestive heart failure associated with heart attack, lowering blood pressure during surgery, treating angina and coronary artery disease.
How it Works
Nitroglycerin is known as a nitrate. Nitroglycerin works by relaxing and widening blood vessels. When the heart needs more oxygen than it can get, chest pains start occuring. Nitroglycerin works by relaxing blood vessels, which then allows blood to flow more easily. Nitroglycerin reduces the heart's workload and the amount of oxygen needed by the heart.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Nitroglycerin may suffer from such side effects;
Increased heart rate,
Flushing of face,